Looking back at my bank account for November and December I realized that my grocery spending got out of control. I didn't have as much time in the evenings and I purchased a lot of packaged foods as a result. Chris and I also have a restaurant habit. We definitely ate out more than was necessary during the past two months. The result? We are broke. And this couldn't come at a worse time; Chris recently had to take out a loan to pay for an expensive car repair and we'll be signing a lease for a new apartment before the end of February. The last thing I am interested in doing is diving into my savings in order to pay for the deposits and fees. No, thank you, sir!
So, I'm taking this opportunity to share with you how I go about getting into the habit of planning meals, making food ahead, and learning to make bread. My goals for the next three months are
And, of course, I will be sharing with you my progress as I do so.
Ultimately, the entire point is to alter the way we eat and cook at home. By the end of March, I expect the process of making baked goods, readying beans in advance, and cooking grains in bulk will become habit, establishing a new way of living for me and my family.
It is also a long-term goal of mine to eventually become self-employed. In addition to saving what money I do have now, I also have my sights on making more money in the future. I'll be setting up a new Etsy shop very soon in order to generate a supplemental income.
Each week I'll be sharing a post with the previous week's meal plan, photos from the experience, and any recipes from that came out well or that I think you might enjoy.
It's going to be a FUN experiment, and I hope you stay tuned in! Remember, you can follow updates from this blog through Twitter , Facebook , G+ , or through Email subscription.
Thanks for reading!